RHINELANDER - Coaches size up their players all the time, but soon, athletes will be the ones evaluating coaches at Rhinelander High School.
Starting in early November, players will fill out surveys about their coaches.
Athletics director Charlie LaHam said he gets plenty of feedback from parents, but he wants to hear from players.
"We're also trying to find out that the kid, or the student athlete, is enjoying themselves, is gaining something from participating, that the coach can get something from understanding that what he wants to get across, he's doing the job that he wants to get across to the kids," he said.
LaHam said he wants to make sure activities are enjoyable enough that kids return for another season.
Eventually, the school could use the survey to decide whether a coach stays or goes next season.
The survey will most likely be in a yes/no format, and include a comments section.
EAGLE RIVER - The initiative will help to rebound what's thought of as a suffering walleye population by adding hundreds of thousands of the fish to Wisconsin lakes.
The project could improve fishing for the state's most popular game fish and tourism in the state. George Langely, a local fishing guide at Eagle Sports bait shop in Eagle River, says walleye fishing isn't what it used to be.
"The walleye population has pretty much suffered in the last twenty years and it's really nice to see Madison recognizing that and taking some steps to do something about it. It will take a while but it's a great start."
MADISON - Expect to see plenty of traffic out on the roads this Memorial Day weekend. But if there's a silver lining, traffic may be down slightly.
AAA estimates 627,000 people are expected to travel by road in Wisconsin this weekend. That's down about 1.6 percent from last year. One reason could be gas prices.
Statewide, they're averaging $3.93 a gallon.
That's 33 cents more than a month ago and 21 cents higher than last year. AAA says gas prices are higher here than the national average of $3.65 because several refineries in the Upper Midwest have been closed for maintenance.
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